Monday, January 14, 2013

[Pin It // Make It] Heart-in-Hand Gloves

Pinterest... Do you pin?  I was lucky to have joined when it was in beta mode and I've been a dedicated pinner ever since. If you haven't tried it, it's a great tool to capture and share inspiration and resources.

However, how many times do you pin things and how many times do you actually do something with that pin? Except for a few party planning ideas, my record is pretty bad. So, as a little push for myself, I thought I'd start a new series-- Pin It // Make It.  Sounds easy enough, right?  :) 

A week ago I pinned these heart gloves and, after a little research, tracked down the original source at and also yastikizi on Etsy. Cute, huh. Since there's not a tutorial, I had to create my own. Now, if you know me, I hardly ever sew and just learned to thread a needle a few years ago. So, ahem, don't judge me too hard. Anyhow, with my basic skills, I thought I would recreate these heart gloves.

Well, there are a few differences. First of all, mine is the much cheaper version...$1 gloves and $0.25 acrylic felt. Also, the heart could've been a little bigger... If I wore gloves more often, I'd invest in a nice wool pair and also use a wool felt. But I hardly ever wear them, so this will do.

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Heart-in-Hand Knit Gloves

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I made my heart-in-hand gloves a couple of different ways...

For the first pair, I wrapped a whole heart around the side of each glove.

For the 2nd pair of gloves, I used half a heart on the palm side of each glove.

The half-heart method is how the original pinned gloves were made. In my opinion, the half a heart method looks better when your hands are cupped together, but is not as cute on it's own. It kinda reminds me of a tear drop. Just my humble opinion though.

So here's how I did it...

Step 1: Pin the heart template onto your felt and cut out the heart shape.

Step 2: Pin the felt heart onto the glove. You should try on the glove to make sure you like the placement.

Step 3: Thread your embroidery needle with the embroidery thread. I doubled it up because i wanted the stitches to be extra bold.

Step 4: Using a simple running stitch, start stitching the heart onto the glove. Start on the inside of the glove to hide the end of the thread. I started at the bottom tip of the heart and worked my way around. Try to make each stitch as even as possible.

Step 5: When you're done with the 1st glove, line up and pin on the heart for the 2nd glove. Try on both gloves because, as I learned, not all gloves are created equal.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 3 and 4.

The finished Heart-in-Hand gloves!

Oh, and thanks to The Mister for being my hand model.  He's very handy... get it? Handy? bah-hah-hah! Sorry, I'm easily amused... Poor thing was working from home and look what happened. I know, I'm a very lucky girl to have someone who supports my interests and is also model-iscious.  :)

By the way, if you're on Pinterest, you can find me here.  Have a great week!

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